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Pueblo County pledges $12,500 towards saving the Southwest Chief

PUEBLO – A train that served 367,267 passengers in 2016 and is in immediate need of more than $50 million in rail repairs may be getting some much needed financial help in 2018.
 

Three reasons people don’t do foster care, and why they’re wrong

PUEBLO – Unmarried individuals are legally able to adopt in all 50 states and nearly 30-percent of kids adopted from foster care in 2016 were adopted by single parents.  Yet, one of the most common misperceptions of the foster care system is only married couples can be foster parents.
 

Cynthia Mitchell chosen as first female Pueblo County Attorney

PUEBLO – Cynthia Mitchell was appointed Pueblo County Attorney on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 by the Pueblo Board of County Commissioners. Mitchell is the 34th Pueblo County Attorney and the first female Pueblo County Attorney.
 

Razmataz first to win Spotlight on Local Business Award

PUEBLO – A woman-owned business, who has been operating in Pueblo for 30 years was selected as the first recipient of the Spotlight on Local Business Award.  Razmataz was recognized at a Pueblo Board of County Commissioners’ meeting on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.  Razmataz is currently located at 335 South Union Avenue in Pueblo.

 

N. Purcell asphalt-milling to begin Sept. 18

PUEBLO - The North Purcell Boulevard Widening Project is scheduled to begin asphalt-milling operations mid-morning on Monday, September 18 on the closed 1.8-mile section of N. Purcell Blvd.  Milling consists of the old asphalt being ground up into small chunks that will be recycled and added into the road base for the new asphalt.  
 
On Thursday, September 14, N. Purcell Blvd. closed between Fairbanks Drive and Interstate 25 for an asphalt-replacement project, which is part of Phase 3 of the N. Purcell Blvd. Widening Project.  
 

Cheers to ring through rotunda for Bell Game pep rally

 

PUEBLO - Cheers from Pueblo Central’s and Pueblo Centennial’s cheer squads will ring through the Historic Pueblo County Courthouse Rotunda in a pep rally before Friday night’s Bell Game at Dutch Clark Stadium. The Rotunda has been donned with gigantic banners and school-pride decorations since Friday, September 8.
The Bell Game will be held on Friday, September 15, 2016 at 7 p.m. at Dutch Clark Stadium in Pueblo.

North Purcell Blvd. closure to begin Sept. 14

PUEBLO – The 1.8-mile section of North Purcell Boulevard between Fairbanks Drive and Interstate 25, in Pueblo West, Colorado, will be closed for up to 38 days beginning on Thursday, September 14 for an asphalt replacement project.  The recommended alternate route to access I-25 is Platteville Boulevard. 
 
Two variable message boards have been posted in the immediate area of the road closure on Friday, September 8.
 

Jail Task Force Comprehensive Report

PUEBLO – The Pueblo County Jail Task force believes a detox and substance abuse treatment center could play a critical role in helping reduce the surging population of the jail and help reverse some negative trends seen in the community.

This conclusion was revealed in the Jail Task Force’s comprehensive report, which was delivered to the public during a presentation at the Sangre De Cristo Arts Center, on Wednesday, August 30, 2017.

45-day North Purcell closure to begin after Labor Day

PUEBLO – The two-mile section of North Purcell Boulevard between Fairbanks Drive and Interstate 25, in Pueblo West, Colorado, will be closed for 45 days beginning on or after Tuesday, September 5 for an asphalt replacement project.

 

The recommended alternate route to access I-25 is Platteville Boulevard.  Pueblo County’s Engineering and Public Works Department realizes this closure will be inconvenient for some drivers and hopes drivers can remain patient as workers complete the project to make the future drive smoother. 

 

Pueblo first county to utilize new veteran fellowship program

PUEBLO – Pueblo County is the first County government in the State of Colorado to utilize a new fellowship program to help veterans transition out of military service and into the public sector.
 
The Veterans Local Government Management Fellowship (VLGMF), funded 100-percent by the Department of Defense, is a 16 to 20-week program that provides transitioning service members with management training and hands-on experience in the local government environment with the goal of preparing them for smooth transitions into local government careers.
 

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